Letter to the editor: Meeting to discuss amendments


Saturday, October 6, 2018

The N.C. Constitution prescribes the path for its own amendments, requiring two actions. The General Assembly is the only party that may propose amendments to place on the ballot. We the voters retain the power to approve or reject their proposals. This is an enormous constitutional power that should not be given away.

The six amendment questions on the ballot are not actual amendments. What will the actual amendment say? There is no wording, no neutral education on the questions from the General Assembly, not even from the committee charged to provide it. Here is how you can obtain that missing neutral education.

Your local League of Women Voters Twin Counties invites the public to come learn about these amendments. Our topic will be "A Closer Look at the Amendments to the N.C. Constitution" with Gerry Cohen, former general counsel to the General Assembly. The meeting is at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at Braswell Memorial Library. The League of Women Voters is nonpartisan and welcomes all to attend.

Melanie Goff Bradley

President, League of Women Voters Twin Counties